We gave our teen time to adjust to her new school and gave her all the support we could possibly give, but now that she has a little more freedom and is starting to forget assignments and is failing her classes, we have been cracking down on her nonschool activities and lack of responsibility.We just found out that, apparently, she has been crying to her mom about missing her old friends and so forth.The fact that she has to share a bathroom and a closet is the pettiest complaint I have ever heard in my life. Am I wrong to say that they should be grateful that I welcomed them into my home?
DEAR AMY: About three years ago I found out that my wife of five years was having affairs with multiple men. About a year ago I ran into her twin sister during a work event, and we began dating.
We love each other very much, but now my ex-wife has threatened to sever all ties with her sister and turn the family against her if our relationship continues.
When her parents refuse to write her letters of recommendation for Harvard because she didn’t meet a 4.0 GPA, Jamilah needs to find another alumnus to do it.
Her boss Dean Berman (Robert Curtis Brown) agrees to help her in exchange for a favor.
He should not validate her complaints, and his ex-wife’s opinions should have no traction in your household. There might be restrictions regarding whom he could be around. Most importantly, one needs to listen to their “little voice.” Deputy Sheriff DEAR DEPUTY: Our instincts are sometimes smarter than we are. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or “like” her on Facebook.
If you undermine one another, this teenager will fall through the cracks. Jamilah is the president of her chapter and choreographs all of the step routines that help win regional competitions.She is a student liaison at the college dean’s office, and her white boyfriend, Dane, is a woke bae (played, ironically, by Matt Mc Gorry).It is clear to me that our teen is making excuses for her poor choices and performance. My husband doesn’t pay a dime for it, because he has so much debt.If it wasn’t for me, he would be living with his parents.Our children are not supposed to be grateful for their many blessings until they get older and realize that their challenges were surmountable and their parents were occasionally right.